Fantastic sky after sunset in Winter

Beautiful sunsets

There have been some amazing sunsets recently some of which I have captured with my phone camera. Although I haven’t posted for a long while I have still been gardening for customers. I have been mainly cutting back foliage & perennials & planting tulip bulbs. I have just bought some seed potatoes ready for chitting. I love looking forward to Spring & all the new seedlings. Till next time which will be sooner than last time.

Autumn Gardening

Hello there! I am back writing my blog after a few months away from it. Summer was busy & now we are in Autumn which I love as a season especially in the gardens. Cosmos flowers are still blooming, Japanese anemones are still flowering …just! The Sedums look beautiful with their sumptuous, succulent leaves bursting with water & burgundy flower heads, they always still look wonderful during the winter months too especially when the frost arrives.

I have just planted some fantastic tulip bulbs for a customer for the Spring, all of them soft creamy whites & pale pinks, a theme for their daughters wedding in April. I chose tulips that flower early March-April. I have ordered some more for me too, lovely sunset coloured ones called ‘Jenny’. This is what I love about gardening, you are always looking & planning ahead to the next season! I have ordered some more Cosmos seeds & another fantastic annual called Ammi visnaga, lovely soft feathery green foliage with white domed shaped flower heads that look like 1920’s swim hats!

The next thing will be carving the pumpkin for Halloween. I’ll try & come up with a new design .

Till next month,

Happy Gardening,

Lucy x

Lucy’s Gardens

Summer is here…sort of! And there is such demand for gardening services that at this time I’m unable to take on new clients.

Thank you for understanding and please do get in touch later in the year.

Have a wonderful summer,

 

Lucy x

Still Mild

It has been a long time since I wrote my blog, the summer was not great was it?, weather wise, it has been better this autumn. The bedding plants & summer perennials have done better in the last couple of months than the ever did in the summer & some are still flowering which is nuts!

I am kind of waiting for the first frosts to appear so I can really start tidying up & closing the gardens down for winter. Today it is so wet & windy, I will just have to plan what seeds to grow for next Spring, always something to look forward to in gardening!

Vegetable wise my best successes were onions (always have success with them), beetroot, cucumber & late fruiting tomatoes. The potatoes weren’t great probably due to the weather & my runner beans did get badly attacked by blackfly. I was really chuffed with my cucumbers, they tasted lovely & sweet.

Not too much to report due to weather!

Till next time.

 

Lucy